Warnick, Taylor top legislators

The Washington Farm Bureau named Sen. Judy Warnick (R-Moses Lake) and Rep. David Taylor (R-Moxee) 2017 legislators of the year at Farm Bureau’s annual Legislative Banquet Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

February 5, 2018 noon read more..

Capital budget passed

The state Legislature passed a capital budget on Thursday, Jan. 18 — a day late for affordable housing projects across the state to receive crucial funding.

January 22, 2018 noon read more..

Dems, GOP agree to new Hirst deal

Sen. Judy Warnick believes a compromise deal reached by Senate and House negotiators last week may bring needed relief for rural families seeking to drill a small household well.

January 22, 2018 noon read more..

Capital budget in view after vote

The state’s elusive capital inched closer to realization Monday afternoon when a Senate committee approved a bill allocating spending for the 2017-19 biennium.

January 18, 2018 noon read more..

Opioid pilot project proposed

A pilot program that brings together opioid treatment centers, housing, and law enforcement efforts could bring reform to Washington’s policy on non-violent drug offenders.

January 16, 2018 noon read more..

Freeze charges removal bill clears state senate

A bill passed yesterday by the Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee would eliminate the fees that credit bureaus charge customers who want to freeze their credit reports to protect their personal information.

January 12, 2018 noon read more..

Lands commissioner backs Inslee

Getting behind Gov. Jay Inslee’s big push for a carbon tax, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz sent a letter to state leaders yesterday declaring that climate change poses a threat to state lands and waters.

January 10, 2018 noon read more..

Inslee lashes out at sessions of pot crackdown

Gov. Jay Inslee expressed a defiant attitude toward U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced on Thursday the rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that assisted the legalization of non-medical marijuana in Washington, seven other states and the District of Columbia.

January 9, 2018 noon read more..